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Author Topic: Oral sex with Canker Sores  (Read 3284 times)

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Offline PaPaBear1215

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Oral sex with Canker Sores
« on: September 02, 2012, 09:39:13 AM »
Yesterday at 1:30pm I had unprotected oral sex with a man, it lasted maybe 5 or so mintues, I think I had precum in my mouth as I was was spitting it out, we stopped before he actually cam. My problem was that I had a what at the time was a very small and almost painless(it only bothers me when I rub it against my teeth or bite down on it.) Canker Sore on the tip of my tongue that I thought was healed. Now I looked online including thebody.com and they all said that HIV is low risk unless you have open sores, cuts, or bleeding gums. I went to the ER at UPMC and went to see about PEP but they said I wouldn't want it because it would make me extremely sick. I asked the guy if he was clean and he said yes and I know that since of October six months ago, October is a year go so he's lying about getting tested and I'm extremely worried. The ER said I had a low risk exposer but I don't know and I'm extremely scared.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Oral sex with Canker Sores
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2012, 10:23:08 AM »
Your saliva contains over a dozen elements and proteins which very effective prevent the transmission of viable HIV if it is present.

Starting PEP over this incident is not warranted. Although not everyone has difficult side effects, the drugs are potent and not something to be taken lightly. I would the decision to not start you on PEP is correct.

I also want to mention that the use of the term "clean" in relation to someone's HIV status is offensive. HIV is a virus and the appropriate identification is HIV negative or HIV positive.

I don't see even a need for HIV testing on your part unless you are so worried that you need the inevitable negative result to reassure you about your negative status.
« Last Edit: September 02, 2012, 11:33:48 AM by Andy Velez »
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Offline PaPaBear1215

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Re: Oral sex with Canker Sores
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2012, 10:48:42 AM »
I'm very sorry as I meant to insult no one, I'm very ignorant to the HIV/AIDs community as I have never been around/educated about HIV but I understand how that could be offensive. But even though I had precum in my mouth which I promptly spit out and aftewards rinsed my mouth out with warm water from his sink, even if he was HIV positive the canker sore doesn't raise my risk? I also know the Doctor said it was a low risk and I should follow up with the health department for testing but said I don't need to lose sleep over it. Going on the likelihood of him being HIV positive with me having the small canker sore on my tongue, should I even get tested. Also are you guys Doctors who respond to these? I am very thankful for all the information and if their is a way I could repay you let me know as I have money set a side to be donated to the child maricle network but if their is an HIV/AIDs one that you guys know of or run I'll glading split the money in half and donate to both.

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Re: Oral sex with Canker Sores
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2012, 11:37:11 AM »
Theoretically anything other than sex with your own hand is a risk for HIV. But long experience in the epidemic has taught us that oral sex is only theoretically risky. Also longterm studies have been conducted of both gay and straight sero-discordant couples who had all kinds of unprotected oral sex and only protected vaginal and anal intercourse. The results were that not a single sero-negative partner became infected.

You are worrying needlessly.

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Offline PaPaBear1215

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Re: Oral sex with Canker Sores
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2012, 12:10:10 PM »
So the canker sore doesn't matter? How come they say oral sex becomes risky when you have an open sore in your mouth? I just don't understand because of the conflicting information I've read from the thebody.com, CDC, multiple others which either say no risk or moderate risk, and everything I've found on here.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Oral sex with Canker Sores
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2012, 12:55:48 PM »
The canker sore doesn't not matter. Canker sores are superficial wounds. As for the information you've obtain from other websites we are not resposible for the incorrect or outdated information you have read. Andy explained it very well as to why HIV is not transmitted by oral sex.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Oral sex with Canker Sores
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2012, 02:50:23 PM »
You seem to be listening only to your fearful thoughts instead of to our responses to you. ...which clearly explain why you were not at risk.

Get on with your life. Really.
Andy Velez

 


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